What did concentration camps look like?
There are no verifiable pictures to indicate the exact conditions that existed inside retainment camps, as the Allies destroyed literally tons of documents and other evidence in order to shape public opinion in support of the Allied invasion. Most likely, there would have been several buildings which housed inmates. There likely would have been other facilities in which inmates worked on various projects. There has been no verifiable data or evidence to indicate that any gas chambers existed or were used for mass extermination. This is why I hesitate to use the words "concentration camp" as this tends to indicate a death camp; but however, evidence seems to suggest that the Germans had retainment camps, not death camps, just like the U.S. also had during the war to retain Japanese Americans of the time.
There is ample evidence, anecdotal, documented and eyewitness to show the condition that existed in the camps. The name people use for these camps reflects what happened in them. The name given to them by those that ordered them built and who subsequently managed them was the propaganda.
Most concentration camps were from Old Military barracks. So an average concentration camps would look like a Military base but with Gas Chambers, Piles or Pit full of dead bodies.
Nazi concentration camps were areas which were used to incarcerate political prisoners and opponents of the Nazis. Later on these were also used for Jews, homosexuals, gypsies and the mentally ill, amongst others. The Nazis got the idea for concentration camps from the British who used it during the second Anglo-Boer War in South Africa. It should be noted that a distinction should be drawn between concentration camps and extermination camps. With concentration camps detainees…
No. Concentration camps were large camps where Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Slavs, and political prisoners were held. Those that died did so of either natural causes or being shot. Death camps were like concentration camps but they were the ones which had gas chambers. Many concentration camps had small gas chambers to kill prisoners who had become 'useless'. For example, Stutthof had such a gas chamber and an estimated 1,100 prisoners were killed there.
There were two main types of camps created by the Nazis during the Holocaust, namely concentration camps and extermination camps. The term for concentration camps was borrowed from the British concentration camps during the Second Anglo-Boer War in South Africa. The concentration camps were placed where the enemies of the Nazis were enslaved, starved, tortured and killed. People in the concentration camps were put to work in harsh conditions. This included Jews, Soviet prisoners of…